Thursday, February 11, 2010

President Obama Says He Is "Agnostic" On Ways to Reduce the Deficit

President Obama's recent statement regarding deficit reduction will not alleviate the growing criticism that he does not show strong "leadership" or "commitment" on policy issues. During an interview with Bloomberg News, Obama said that he is "agnostic" on strategies to reduce the deficit, including raising taxes on individuals who make less than $250,000 or households that make less than $200,000.

During the presidential campaign, Obama promised not to raise taxes for people in these income categories. Apparently, he did not learn from Bush, Sr. ("No new taxes").

11 comments:

RealityZone said...

Is it possible that Obama knew coming into office that he was going to be a one term president. That he was the "set up" guy. I believe he will raise taxes full well knowing, that he will be a lame duck one term President. As far as I can see he has appeased the MIC, and Wall St. to the extreme. This is not an agenda for the opiate of the masses. LOL.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: No. I don't think at the begining he believed he would become president. But after winning the nomination, he knew it and craved it even more. So, he is making some "rookie" mistakes, and his biggest mistake is having the cast of characters surrounding him in the WH (Rahm, Garrett, etc). Apparently, they have shut out Biden (who is not the brightest light, but who has experience) and according to many sources keep Obama away from Cabinet members who could offer him better advise. Team Obama was great during the campaign with an adoring media. It is absolutely atrocious in governing mode, with a hostile or indifferent media.

RealityZone said...

Biden? Here is what cracks me up about Biden, or any other V.P. Why does a V.P. need an economic adviser on his [our] payroll. LMAO. Every one knows that VPS. go to funerals and sit over the Senate. THAT IS IT. They do not advise, or set policy.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: Someone with Biden's experience could do a lot more than Rahm Emanuel. VPs do whatever Presidents want them to do.....And I agree -- Obama has too many "advisers" and "commissions" already.

RealityZone said...

The election loss in Mass was a major set back. It provided a lot of energy for the Republican Machine. This should never ever have been allowed to happen. Coakley was mismanaged. Her handlers should have been the best that the W.H. could have provided. The DNC knew how important this election was and yet they gave it a pass. They knew she went on vacation and did nothing about it. This, and many other things tell me that this regime is dysfunctional.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: I completely agree with you. It is hard to imagine a good reason to ignore that election. Obama projected himself into the NY governor's race last year, but slept on this one.

RealityZone said...

I just put up a post. Either Obama cleans house or he vacates. LOL

RealityZone said...

I never checked on it. But just how did Rahm get into this position? Did he and Obama go way back? Or did Rahm pull a Cheney, and appoint himself?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Cleans house or gets evicted!

I think they were local Chicago political buds.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

PS: I think Rahm endorsed Clinton until Obama decided to run. Then he was neutral.

RealityZone said...

OUCH ! !

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